2016-03-27 / News

Grant funding helps city and township with improvements this summer

By Jeanne Marcello
Staff Reporter

MONTROSE – Both the city of Montrose and Montrose Township will be receiving grant funding to help finance improvements in the community this summer.

The City of Montrose is preparing to make street improvements on Alfred Street this summer. In February, Montrose City Manager Neil Rankin reported the project, which was initially proposed in 2014, has increased in cost. However, the city currently has local street funds available, in addition to grant funds from the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission’s Transportation Improvement Program (T.I.P.) as well as special assessments to support the project. The estimated cost to the city is approximately

$56,000.

On March 22, Rankin addressed the Montrose Community School Board, explaining the plan is to schedule the construction during the summer break, in an effort to avoid traffic issues so close to the schools.

On March 15, the Montrose Township Board approved plans to move forward with the extension of the non-motorized bike path along Allan Drive, from Seymour Road, west to the Hill-McCloy High School parking lot. The township has received a Community Development Block Grant to support the project.

Montrose Township Supervisor Mark Emmendorfer reported the township intends to go out for bid on the project soon. Plans are to have the work done this summer.

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